Full disclosure: I am not old. I am aware I am not old, but sometimes I feel old AF.
You know when you come across “modern” things that you just don’t understand? Or you suddenly realise that things from your childhood either no longer exist or have completely changed? Don’t you just hate that? Doesn’t it make you feel ancient?
Here’s just some of those things that makes this 26 year old feel incredibly out of touch with “the yoof”.
Things that make me feel old AF
WHAT IS THIS?! So, I’ve downloaded Snapchat twice in recent times. Both times I opened it, looked at it for about 2 minutes to try and suss it out and then promptly deleted it. I just don’t get it…at all. Yet so many people seem to use it and understand it and here I am feeling as technophobic as my mother who has to ask me how to access her emails on her laptop. Same goes for Periscope BTW…I understand what it does, but I just don’t get it.
I grew up loving Pokemon. It was one of the only things me and my brother had in common growing up. We had the best card collection ever I swear. Did you know Pokemon turned 20 recently? As if that’s not enough to make you start thinking about retirement, I now have no idea how many Pokemon there actually are. I am a Pokemon purist, meaning I refuse to believe there are more than 151.
I realise in my mid-twenties that I probably shouldn’t actually care about how many Pokemon there are, but it’s the principle y’know?
Hands up who remembers dial-up Internet, and the arguments that would ensue when your Mum makes you sign out of MSN Messenger so she can use the home phone? If you fancy a slice of depressing nostalgia, there are actually videos on Youtube with the dial up tone.
What makes me feel super old about this is that kids today do not know the pain that dial-up was. They will never know the suffering of having to actually *wait* to get online and listen to that horrific ear-bleeding tone and the heartbreak when it didn’t connect.
There are two things about music that make me feel old. Thing number 1 – I have no idea, and couldn’t care less about who is in the charts right now. Not in a “I’m so alternative” way, but in a “whose got time to care?” sort of way. I still listen to a lot of the music I listened to 10+ years ago, with some Sia and T-Swizzle thrown in for good measure. I remember the days you actually listened to the charts on the radio, crossing your fingers that Westlife would be at number 1 again. What? Don’t judge me, we all had a Westlife song or 2 that we liked.
Thing number 2 – I recently found out that the “Now That’s What I Call Music” compilations are now at number 93. I swear I owned one or two that were in the 30’s region. That feels like such a long time ago now…
What makes you feel old?